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washington post." and you might want to know that not just working at airports anymore. get that laptop out. get the stinky shoes off and get up for "way too early." >>> good morning. brian shactman here. we have a story about the relationship between twitter and tv watching. put it this way. i need a few more followers here if we're going to get this thing right. we begin with a pretty disturbing story out of pennsylvania. a man is in custody this morning accused of shooting and killing several people at a town meeting. he's accused of opening fire through the window of the meeting in ross township, which is about 15 minutes outside of pittsbur pittsburgh. he then reportedly walked in and started shooting at random. one witness said he was wearing a blue hawaiian shirt as he shot three people and injured two others. . he went back to his car and according to police got another gun. he was bear hugged and shot with his own gun by a local official who was at the meting. he had an ongoing fight with township officials over threats that his property would be condemned. >>> also this morning, y
on washington and of course delivered the i have a dream speech. take a look at the front page of "the new york times." 1963. the language itself is just dramatic. you see the picture. it's funny to see on the left, president kennedy signed the bill to a vert a rail strike. kin did i was shot to death a few months later. the march helped pave the way for the civil rights act of 1964 and the voting rights act of 1965. it wasn't until the year 2,000 that all 50 states officially observed martin luther king dare. there are a number of events planned today. just before 3:00 p.m. president obama will speak at the lincoln memorial. preceding him will be speeches by former presidents jimmy carter and bill clinton. and in exclusive video provided to "meet the press," president bill clinton took the opportunity to reflect on the march and martin luther king's legacy. >> on august 28th, 1963, i was 17 years old. i knew that martin luther king was scheduled to give the speech so i made sure i was home. it was during summer vacation between my junior and senior years in high school. so i was home sitting i
strikes in syria. so there's more fallout to talk about from the edward snowden leaks. "the washington post" has obtained new details about what it describes as a black budget for the u.s. spy agency. here is a list of some of their revelations. the u.s. has spent more than half a trillion dollars on the national intelligence program following the 9/11 attacks and that inluds 16 spy agencies. for the 2013 fiscal year, $52 billion was all located. the agency is investing in surveillance against key targets of russia, china, cuba and israel. now "the washington post" reported it's withholding some information after talking with u.s. officials who expressed their concerns about risk to intelligence source and their methods. >>> marijuana smoker can breathe a deep sigh of relief as the justice department decides not to challenge laws that legalize the controversial drug. this decision clarifying how the federal government will respond to some of the new laws in states like washington and colorado that make illegal to smoke marijuana for medicinal or recreational purpose. they will focus on
and the white house's response to that news. >>> also, you thought debate got heated in washington. why taiwanese lawmakers are getting violent in parliament and how this brawl compares to some of the best we've ever seen. this is whey too otherly. "way too early." >>> we have all that and the millennials who are saying there's no place like home as well as this incredible comeback that happened in boston. good morning, everybody. i'm thomas roberts in for brian shackman. it is friday, august 2nd. we begin with pakistan and america's uneasy ally calling for an end to drone strikes on its soil. pakistan and the u.s. are opening the dialogue. this relationship has been strainve t u.s. drone program and what the u.s. believes is pakistan's half hearted approaching to cracking down in their borders. secretary of state john kerry is suggesting the program could be winding down adding most of the threat has been eliminated. kerry also said that he believes president obama has a real time line for ending the striem. remarks the state department walked back. u.s. drone strikes killed 8 suspecte
of it is he's not accustomed to -- >> president obama also addressed washington's relationship with moscow saying he believes the two countries with work together even though russia slips into what he calls a cold war mentality. meanwhile, deadline reports the president attended a private dinner with some supporters in hollywood after "the tonight show" appearance. the he vept was not on the white house schedule. >>> sources now tell nbc news that the head of al qaeda ordered the group's terror leader in yemen to carry out an attack that would change the balance of power in the middle east. and for the u.s., the warning has turned into action. yesterday a drone strike killed at least four people in yemen, all believed to be al qaeda members. it was the fourth american strike in the last two weeks. the u.s. has airlifted some diplomatic personnel out of the yemeni embassy. sources tell nbc news the decision to withdraw has only encouraged al qaeda and given them a sense that their goals have been achieved by spreading fear. >> now with embassies closed for days, jay leno put the question to
that "washington post" sale. one significant newspaper that is really an international name had to come out and talk about its future as well. tell me about that. >> yeah, "the new york times" is not for sale. the man who runs the business says we will not be going on the block. you mention there the washington, the "boston globe" we've seen pass into other hands here. i guess people focused on the old print businesses and whether they'll be moving into dot-com or digital owner hands in the future. not "the new york times" according to management. >> of course, carlos slim tried to swoop in and get some of that newspaper when they were really weak. they fended him off as well. thank you geoff cutmore. >>> moving on. so there was word paula deen turned down a chance to be on "dancing with the stars." so we thought what other embattled media celebrity could use a bump and take hir place? maybe the tango in front of the world does good things for you. i don't know. tweet us. we'll put the best answers later on the show. >>> a fan storms the pitch in miami. renaldo isn't upset about it. details
of deutsch incorporated, donny deutsch, and in washington, pulitzer-prize winning columnist and associate editor of the "washington post" and analyst eugene robinson. >> you look at the front page of the "new york times," michael bloomberg not a happy man. we're going to be talking about that. also, mike barnicle here to talk about whitey bulger and the conviction in boston. wow, that's really something too. willie geist, you know, there are s,
john kerry said the events were deplorable. what type of action can we expect from washington, at least anything that's going to get through? >> reporter: there's going to be a lot of international condemnation. the turkish government wants to raise this issue at the united nations security council. it's also calling on the league of arab states in cairo to address the situation, so it is going to really be interesting to see what happens from washington as to whether or not they back these international efforts to condemn, perhaps even punish egypt. lot of diplomats, ambassadors are being called in their capitals to discuss the ongoing situation so there is some rebuke happening to the egyptian government as we are seeing in the past 24 hours. thomas? >> nbc's ayman mohyeldin reporting from cairo. >>> we should know by tomorrow whether the republican party will boycott debates during the 2016 presidential debates. reince priebus says it amounts to a little more than campaign advertising. republicans are holding a three-day meeting in massachusetts to plot the future of the gop. accordi
the privacy rules were broken involving unauthorized surveillance of american sizs. a "washington post" review of the documents provided by edward snowden details a wide array of incidents where they violated the legal authority. some involved computer or training efforts while another involves the violation of a court order that led to the unauthorized use of data of thousands of americans. so in one specific case, the secret surveillance court that oversees the nsa only learned about a new collection method after it had been operating for months. in another example, a programming error led to a collection of calls placed from washington, d.c. after mixing up the number with egypt's international dialing code which is 2-0. another operation mixed together american and foreign e-mails. agents were also directed to remove certain details in their reports to the justice department. an official telling it the post because it's a human-run operation, there will be errors adding the number of violations is quite small in relative terms. >>> the rnc will vote this morning on a resolution to boycott
luther king, junior's march on washington. tens of thousands from across the country gathered at the national mall on saturday. yesterday former secretary of state colin powell appeared on cbs's "face the nation." the issue of race was a mane them. when asked about the fallout from the trayvon martin verdict, his message was loud and clear. >> i think it will be seen as a questionable judgment on the part of the judicial system down there. but i don't know if it will have staying power. these cases come along and they blaze across the midnight sky. after a period of time they're forgotten. >>> secretary powell, the first african-american of the joint chiefs of staff was also asked if he would like president obama to be more passionate about race questions. >> i'd like to see him more passionate about race questions. in my lifetime over a long career in public life, i have been refused access to restaurants where i couldn't eat even though i just came back from vietnam, we can't give you a hamburger, come back some other time. and i did, right after the civil rights act in 19 '
assignment, i guess, for some it would be over the weekend in seattle. washington has a new law legalizing marijuana. with so much to know about the state's new marijuana law, seattle police know the way to a stoner is their stomach. >> these are delicious. >> these are so good. >> it's called operation orange fingers. >> the seattle cops are pretty cool. >> some call it a publicity stunt. but police say the stickers on the bag are a quick guide of the dos and don'ts of the law. >> you have to get a big bag of chips there. >>> one of the best come on downs in price is right history. but you be the judge. >>> come on down! you're the next contestant on the price is right. >> come on! >> i mean the crowd surf is pretty -- i have never seen that and of course, they do this to me because they want to torture me because they just wanted to compare that come on down to this come on down. >> rob, who is our next contestant? >> brian, you're the next contestant on the price is right. >> 850. >> 850, brian? >> 800. >> first time seeing that, bill? >> it was riveted by -- >> let's see if we can see
is an interesting lesson. back in 1963 when we had the march on washington for jobs and freedom, the minimum wage then they talked about getting that up to $2. well, if that was equated to modern levels, that would be a minimum wage of around $15.26. some workers including one lady cited in the article in illinois $8.25. so you can see how far behind the minimum wage has kept with inflation. only about 5% of the workers are being paid minimum wage at the moment. so the debate rages on. >> what do they do in the uk? >> it's just about six pounds sterling. very low still. and there an enormous debate about the minimum wage. but the fact is we like the united states have huge debt to gdp ratios. and companies remains to be seen. so retailers tell under pressure. >> that's still close $10 if my math is correct. steve, thanks very much. see you tomorrow. > >>> an iowa woman swallowed a tapeworm to help her lose weight. doctors across the board say bad idea. so we were wondering what is your most extreme dieting strategy? tweet us your true and creative answers to #way too sketchy. i always say i'll ta
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busy. the world's most entertaining treats. >>> you're looking live at washington, d.c. at 5:44 a.m. eastern time. we go to dylan dreyer with the weather. i believe part of my voice issue has to do with that drop in temp. i'm in the northeast, and it was cool -- >> it's dry. >> good sleeping weather, but man, it was a switch. >> it was such a switch. it did get really, really dry. it's the lack of humidity that's making it so gorgeous outside, 80 degrees, low humidity in the northeast. not bad. but back in chicago it's 60 degrees right now. it's not going to warm up much, out of the lower 70s. we are seeing heavier rain in areas that don't need it, southeastern kansas, southern missouri, northern arkansas where we have heavy downpours right now, also across minneapolis where the rain is coming down, possibly creating early morning flight delays. we do have flash flood watches and warnings up and down the mississippi river because of the additional rain that we'll also get today. we also have the threat of stronger storms like this afternoon into this evening. just to the east of t
on the national mall to mark the 50th anniversary of dr. martin luther king, jr.'s march on washington. president obama took the opportunity to remind the nation that our work on civil rights is far from over. >> but we would dishonor those heros as well to suggest that the work of this nation is somehow complete. the arch of the moral universe may bend toward justice but it doesn't bend on it's own. to secure the gains this country has made requires constant vigilance. >> president obama said that while no one could match reverend king's brillance, the spirit from 50 years ago still lives on. yesterday was a testament to that. >>> fast food workers from across the united states set to strike today, this after an almost yearlong campaign to raise wages in the service sector. this isn't the first protest by the workers but it's expected to be one of the largest. thousands are set to stage walk outs in 35 cities around the country as part of a push to get chains such as mcdonald's, taco bell and wendy's to increase pay. they're demanding the right to unionize and also at least $15 an hour. more tha
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